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ERIC Number: ED141484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Language, School Year 1975-1976.
Cusano, Bernard
This report evaluated the reading and language program in one elementary school which was intended to improve word knowledge, word analysis, and reading comprehension skills for 300 students in grades K through 5. Students who participated in the program were below grade level in reading and language skills. Educational Assistants were assigned to participating classes and provided small group instruction in reading and one hour of individualized instruction in the afternoon. The evaluation of the program assessed the students' reading grade level measured by the Stanford Achievement Test at the end of the program, language ability measured by the Stanford Achievement Test of Auditory Comprehension on a pre-and post-basis, and English fluency measured by the Annual Survey of Pupils Ability to Speak English. Educational Assistants were evaluated by structured interview guides regarding training, materials, assignments, and responsibilities. The report concluded that significant reading improvement on or above grade level at the end of the program was attained. The actual post-test mean language score increased significantly over anticipated post-test scores and the program's English-as-a-second-language students improved their ability to speak English by greater than one grade level. (Author/JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)